Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by BazzBass » 08 Jun 2018, 14:09

just wait for the day Mal decides what the NBN really needs is a doubling of it's prices.......then we will be truely eff'd
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by kat888 » 09 Jun 2018, 08:43

The Mad Monk: “Do we really want to invest $50 billion of hard earned taxpayers money in what is essentially a video entertainment system?”

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by packrat » 09 Jun 2018, 10:22

There’s little use for internet to the medieval mind. It’s a strictly bad thing from her perspective for any education to happen at all.

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 14 Jun 2018, 15:16

Wilkie is dead right. I have seen debts raised and forcibly recovered where the income was confused between net and gross, double ups because employers were known under a couple of names, where employers failed to provide payslips and where the employers disappeared in the intervening years. Under direction, Centrelink is assuming debts and you have to prove them wrong- bit difficult when there were no payslips or the employer can't be found now. Don't forget people were only told top hold onto documents for 6 months.

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by noplanb » 14 Jun 2018, 17:12

I don't know if coverage of overseas political events counts, but there was probably no cover here(?) for maybe 20k people who marched on Whitehall on June 10 demanding release of an activist who was instrumental in calling out the UK justice system turning a blind eye to what equates to sex-slavery gangs over a period of maybe 15 years. Quite a story.
An attendee reckons probably more than 30k were there, and police got up to some tricks - but we'll never know other than these kind of reports because at least it is clear that the MSM completely misreports it.
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 16 Jun 2018, 12:23

The phony war with the ABC is over.

Liberal Party council has just voted overwhelmingly to sell off the ABC. Bring on the fight.

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by vin-tone » 16 Jun 2018, 12:54

Suicide.

They thought scaling back Medicare was a tough sell? Try attacking the ABC.
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Post by veebass » 16 Jun 2018, 13:06

vin-tone wrote:
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Suicide.

They thought scaling back Medicare was a tough sell? Try attacking the ABC.
They will pretend it is not on the Government's agenda till after the election (sound familiar?) and say this decision is not binding on the Party, as would be the case of a decision of the Labor National Conference.
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When everyone piles on them they will call it ABCscare or something equally clever.

When the IPA calls for something and the Liberal Party Council votes 2:1 it is on the agenda.
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by ozrider » 16 Jun 2018, 14:51

No cuts! I remember Tony lying through his teeth...

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by packrat » 16 Jun 2018, 21:11

Note the explicit option to sell it to “a media mogul”.

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Post by veebass » 17 Jun 2018, 08:11

Seeing a lot of reaction on social media to the "sell off the ABC" vote by senior Liberals. Mostly, disbelief and outrage.
Seems some Liberal troops realise it is vote killer and are acting on Malcolm's call to them- see link below.. They are already active on social media trying to hose it down as the actions of a few dinosaurs, or alternately the Young Liberals just being mischievous. Interestingly, that would actually indicate broad based support for the proposition in the Liberal Party. The 2:1 vote was a give away. Anyway, Malcolm's Liberal social media army will need to get it's story straight.
Just in case anyone really thinks this is not a serious existential threat to the ABC.
Recall Liberal leadership rhetoric about the ABC. Abbott promised no cuts to the ABC. Turnbull describes himself as a great friend and supporter of the ABC.
Consider the facts. Multiple big cuts to the ABC funding by the Liberals. Grants to Murdoch to do what the ABC does. Appointed a chair person who is a friend of Turnbull and has been a disaster. Subject the ABC to a competitive neutrality review. A never ending stream of criticism of the ABC from The Australian and a number of prominent right wing commentators. A constant barrage of vexatious complaints against the ABC from the Government. One Nation's pathological hatred of the ABC taken to the bargaining table by Pauline Hanson every time Cormann needs her (thankfully reducing) senate votes. We have their think tank- the IPA, where a number of their senior Public Service appointments and now their candidate for Mayo at the by election all hail from, calling for it's privatisation. True- they want to privatise everything.
And now we are supposed to believe it won't happen if the Liberals get half a chance, even though their National Council voted 2:1 to privatise it. :rolf: :rolf: :rolf: :rolf: :rolf: :rolf: :rolf: :rolf: :rolf: :rolf:

Here's The Oz dutifully reporting Turnbull's call to Liberals to arms on social media and rerunning the "Mediscare sook out" for good measure. I suppose nothing should surprise with these guys- they continue to rerun their erroneous version of Gillard's time at Slater and Gordon.
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by tearalong » 17 Jun 2018, 19:28

From Mitch Fifield at 4pm today on twitter "More Labor lies. We will not privatise the ABC"
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 18 Jun 2018, 05:33

tearalong wrote:
17 Jun 2018, 19:28
From Mitch Fifield at 4pm today on twitter "More Labor lies. We will not privatise the ABC"
Yes, as predicted a number of Liberal MP/ Senators have already run out desperate to find a camera and a news crew squealing about Labor Lies.

Trouble for them is that the online poll I saw of over 5000 people is probably indicative when it says that 98% of Australians don't believe the Liberals when they say they won't privatise the ABC.

https://www.facebook.com/HandsOffABC/?h ... tion=group

Whether you accept the poll or not, it is a pretty safe bet that this is a dangerous issue for the Abbottt/ Turnbull government whicht has a very poor record of breaking promises. is very strongly pro privatisation and has been constantly hostile to the ABC.

The Coalition's childish bleating about "Mediscare" was not effective because people just do not trust the Coalition with Medicare after what they have done in the past. This could be the same.

BTW I love the bit of the Liberal Party resolution on the matter that effectively says - sell it off except the uneconomic bits in the country which should stay as a cost to Government.
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 18 Jun 2018, 05:43

Our failed ex Treasurer having a wonderful time in Washington. Seems he is still firmly attached to the public......

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by kat888 » 18 Jun 2018, 07:22

Mitch Fifield is a member of the IPA ... privatising the ABC and SBS are numbers 50 and 51 on their shopping list.

Another example of how well and efficiently the neoliberal model works: just like thousand of other football fans, we signed up to pay for the Optus 'product', ie streaming service, so we could watch the World Cup, because SBS lost the rights and only have a single match per day.

You can FORGET watching the matches live, as the streams are unwatchable -- buffering, throwing errors and the rest. One day in the not too distant future, unless people get off their arses, everything is going to be like this.
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